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Public Communications Manager

ICT Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is seeking a Public Communications Manager to join its team.  The Public Communications Manager will work closely with ICT’s senior leadership, faculty and staff to implement and manage an effective media strategy to support ICT’s mission and objectives.


  • Plans, implements and manages public relations campaign, activities, projects and/or programs to enhance the public's awareness of ICT’s mission and research
  • Participates in development of public relations goals, plans and strategies
  • Identifies opportunities to publicize ICT and develops programs or activities to use these opportunities to best advantage
  • Assists with ICT internal communications
  • Oversees ICT social media campaign and ICT’s website
  • Develops and produces reports of public relations activities for university and/or department use.
  • Collaborates with University Media Relations

Preferred skills and experience

  • Track record of pitching and placing stories about technologies and innovations into national media outlets.
  • Has established contacts at national media outlets
  • Strong knowledge of visual communications and digital/social media
  • Proficient in media measurement analytics and reporting
  • Experience in the crafting of strategic communications messaging
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience editing website content
  • Adept at Photoshop skills (to assist with content editing, adjusting photo sizes in proper perspective, etc.)
  • A strong sense of collaboration, able to interface with multiple teams

Required Documents

  • Please submit resume and cover letter with application

Why work at USC ICT

  • Work on exciting and engaging projects that have real-life impact
  • A quality work-life balance
  • Meet interesting people from all walks of life: technologists, social scientists, military experts, creative writers, etc.
  • Opportunities for free, top-tier university education for you and your children
  • Located in the heart of Silicon Beach
  • Be part of both the research and development of tomorrow
  • Flexible schedule
  • Great benefits, including medical, continued education, and matched retirement, see


The University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) is where academia, entertainment, and the military meet. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach in Playa Vista, no other institute offers a more diverse collaborative environment where basic and applied research work hand-in-hand to transition cutting-edge technologies.

We are world leaders in virtual human research, computer graphics, computer training simulations, learning sciences, body computing, and immersive experiences for decision-making, cultural awareness, leadership and health. ICT employees are encouraged to develop themselves both professionally and personally, through workshops, invited guest talks, movie nights, social events, various sports teams, a private gym and a personal trainer. The atmosphere at ICT is relaxed, informal and flexible, while encouraging initiative, personal responsibility, and a high work ethic.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Public relations, communications, journalism or related field.

REQ20119588 Posted Date: 10/27/2022

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